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Diaries of a Deadbeat Dad: Danny Tartabull faces Prison Time for Failure to Pay Child Support


Former New York Yankees star Danny Tartabull has been arrested in California more than five years after a warrant was issued for his arrest. His crime? Failure to pay child support. Danny has two adult children with whom he reportedly shares a good relationship.

In Ontario, if you decide not to make your support payments, the Family Responsibility Office (FRO) may take action and begin enforcing the order by taking the payments directly from you.

They can do this by deducting the payments directly from your wages or other sources of income, i.e., sales commissions, Employment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, income tax refunds, severance pay and pensions.

Alternatively, they may:

  • register a lien against your personal property or real estate,
  • garnish your bank account, or
  • garnish 50% of a joint bank account that partly belongs to you.

FRO can also:

  • make an order against another person who is helping you hide your income/assets,
  • suspend your driver license,
  • report you to the credit bureau (which would make it difficult for them to get a loan), and
  • cancel your passport.

If the FRO is unable to enforce the payments using one of the aforementioned mechanisms, then you may:

  • be brought back to court, or
  • a warrant may be issued for your arrest.

The result would be the imposition of either a fine or term of imprisonment.

Andrew Feldstein The Feldstein Family Law Group (FFLG) is one the largest family law firms that practices Family Law exclusively in Greater Toronto, with 10 lawyers and counting. The boutique law firm has won the Top Choice Award for Family Law™ in Toronto for the past eleven years (2007 to 2017 inclusive). Managing Partner Andrew Feldstein has been practicing family law for more than 20 years and frequently comments on Family Law issues through the media. The Feldstein Family Law Group offers vast written, video, and media resources on its website to those who find that they need to end their relationship.